In my own memory, the difficulty of school was never the work; it was surviving the day without being victimized by students whose violence was beyond the capacity or desire of adults to control. My spouse remembers the cruelty of girls in cliques, who can be even more cunning at the infliction of pain and permanent emotional scarring than any of the boys who sometimes sent me home with torn clothes and a bloody nose.The article is about home schooling, but I thought it was a salient paragraph that demonstrates how folks learn to opperate and survive early on in their lives. Perot may have been correct calling the Whitehouse a "bully pulpit." Indeed, lately we see that the Shrub is feeling rather Almighty.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Was GW a Bully?
I don't know about GW - he could have been a class A wuss. But the Big Dick Cheney was no doubt a bully in school. I found this nicely written paragraph in the Chronicle of Higher Education's 16 Dec 2005 issue (article by W.A. Pannapacker):